Finance Your Future: Save With Syracuse’s Thrift Scene

While financial planning can sometimes seem like an unobtainable goal, savvy savers know that trimming budget items is a great way to allocate money for future plans such as a home purchase, retirement, or even a dream vacation. For example, fashionistas who don’t mind spending a day sifting through the racks can find some true gems at Syracuse thrift stores. With the increasing popularity of the “Marie Kondo” method, thrift stores have experienced a boom in donations, making this a great time to hunt for new finds. Here are 3 of the greatest thrifting options in the city’s burgeoning secondhand scene.

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1. Cluttered Closet, 742 South Beech Street

The sheer scale of this shop means that bargain hunters are likely to stumble on incredible finds, with shoppers reporting they’ve scored vintage Frye cowboy boots for under $30. In addition to an expansive, expertly curated selection of pre-owned and vintage clothing, this is a great place to shop for costume jewelry, accessories, hats, shoes, and leather goods at rock-bottom prices.

2. 3Fifteen, 700 University Avenue

A city’s university district is often home to some of its greatest thrift stores, and Syracuse is no exception. 3Fifteen is the best option near Syracuse University, notable for its hip, eclectic vibe. They specialize in trendy, gently used clothing at affordable prices and dorm and apartment decor and furnishings. If philanthropy fits into your financial planning objectives, you’ll be happy to know that 3Fifteen’s proceeds support Rescue Mission, a nonprofit that strives to end hunger and homelessness.

3. Thrifty Shopper, 112 Manlius Street

This is an East Syracuse location of a local chain specializing in not just clothing, but also furniture, decor, home goods, kitchen items, books, and much more. If you need to furnish an apartment or home on a tight budget, this should be your first stop.

Not sure what to look for? Our office manager swears by the tips on this blog post. Whether you need new clothes or you’re on the hunt for a new toaster, shopping at Syracuse thrift stores can help you work toward your financial planning objectives.

Updated April 2019

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